English title: Determinants of female labour supply in Europe: Evidence from the ESS round two data

Author(s): Denisa Fedáková - Anna Stangl - Alberto Veira -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2008

Abstract

The present study has used ESS Round 2 (2002-2004) data. 10.619 working women from 24 European countries were asked to asses the existing relationship between female labour supply (measured with the number of weekly hours worked) and a list of its potential determinants such as income, education, present life circumstances (children living at home and unpaid help available), family background (whether mother was working when subject was 14) as well as beliefs regarding equal work opportunities between men and women. Results indicate that actual female labour supply does not coincide with women´s expectations in most countries. In some countries women report to work fewer hours than they would like and in other countries they affirm they work more hours than they would prefer. Differences across countries are also exploited in the paper.

Volume: 0

Issue: 0

From page no: 113

To page no: 130

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Journal: Sotsiologicheski Problemi